Orleans Darkwa is the better fit over Peterson, Charles
The preseason has proven to be exactly what it is to most fans: a prelude to the regular season. There have been position battles, exciting plays and also the unfortunate injuries. One player the Redskins...Read more
What you really should pay attention to in preseason games
The NFL preseason is finally here and teams have completed their first game. Some had great starts to the season while others may as well have not showed up for the first game. Immediately after...Read more
When did Ryan Tannehill get on his high horse?
No one knows what to expect from the Miami Dolphins this season. They traded for a pass rusher in Robert Quinn and Ryan Tannehill is supposed to be their starting quarterback this year after injury...Read more
This week's Titans news ended with the preseason loss to the Green Bay Packers. Here is what The Sports Awakening's own Mike Patton produced this week for Titans Wire via USA Today. 4 things...Read more
OBJ vs the Giants at the negotiating table
Odell Beckham Jr. is one of the most exciting players in the game. He can be quiet for a minute and then explode for a game-breaking play. A player of his excitement level doesn't come...Read more
For those that are not aware, our owner and lead writer Mike Patton is also a contributor for Titans Wire via USA Today. If you are not aware, then here are some links to the...Read more
Open Your Eyes!
The dream of writing was one I never knew I had. On a July ride back from Georgia in 2010, my wife and I were listening to sports talk. There was a perspective on a particular sports talk show that I disagreed with. I mumbled, grumbled and was going off on the subject as we rode back to Tennessee. I actually thought I could come up with something better on the discussed topic. Well, my wife put me to the test when she said I should write about it.
From there, my writing started with The Everyday Man’s Sports Blog. I was raw with my perspective. Of course I had no idea what I was really doing. The only writing training I had was English class in high school and college. I took that and made it into what I thought was something that voiced my opinion. And from there, my voice was created.
Over the years, I have written at many different places. From short pieces to lengthy ones, my style has varied. And over that time, a voice developed. It was not one that was similar to another, but my unique voice.
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